IWS - English - Writing Center Research Assistant - Summer 24

Work with Dr.  Jeffery Tyler Syck in the College of Arts and Science, division of Social Science


  • research current trends in writing center pedagogy and praxis (CSD, CT)
  • Develop resource material for Writing Center (C, T, P, CT) 
  • Aid in development of digital presence for WAC, such as new website (upike.edu/academics/writing) (C, T) 
  • Participate in meetings with faculty and relevant staff offices (C, TW, P, CSD, L) 
  • Participate in awareness-raising activities, including but not limited to GROWL (C, P, TW, CSD, L)
  • Prioritize assigned tasks to successfully meet given deadlines (P, L)
  • Develop and pitch ideas to ready Writing Center for an August 2024 launch (CSD, CT, L)
    • Develop and pitch ideas to ready Writing Center for an August 2024 launch (CSD, CT, L)
    • Communication (C )
    • Teamwork (TW)
    • Professionalism (P)
    • Career & Self Development (CSD)
    • Critical Thinking (CT)
    • Equity & Inclusion (EI)
    • Leadership (L)
    • Technology (T)

Relationships:  Student employee works with faculty and staff.

Computer Skills:  Employee work with MS Word, Power-point, social media and new technology.

Other skills:  Employee must have attention to detail, strong active listening abilities, willingness to learn new things and written and verbal communication skills.  

Schedule:  Available Monday - Wednesday

Working conditions:  Employee may encounter heat or cold while performing this job.  

Physical demands:  employee must be able to successfully utilize keyboarding and carrying up to 15 lbs.

Number of positions:  1

Hours per week:  10-15

Pay Rate:  $10.50/hr

Supervisor:  Beth Topping

Location:  Armington Learning Center, 4th floor, room # 461

To Apply:  Upload application and resume

Application Notes: Resumes and applications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5344

Date Posted: 05/30/2024
Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Employment Type: Part-Time (15 hours)
Position Type: Institutional Work Study
We are no longer taking applications for this position.